35 Resources to Step Up Your Yoga Game


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Whether you’re doing yoga for beginners and struggling with down dog or trying to finally master your handstand, you’ll always find new ways to challenge yourself on the mat. After all, the best part about yoga is that there’s always room for improvement. Check out the resources below for an extra boost of confidence next time you’re ready to strike a pose.

Yoga for Beginners: 35 Resources to Perfect Your Flow

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Master Yoga for Beginners Basics

Stepping into a yoga studio can be intimidating. And when the lingo involves Sanskrit words like tadasana and savasana, it can make going with the flow even more difficult. What can you expect during your first class? Get the insider info, plus other insights to start practicing with more self-assurance.

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Yoga for Beginners: 35 Resources to Perfect Your Flow

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Perfect Your Form

Can’t seem to master chaturunga? Too scared to pop into crow? You might be stronger than you think! If you’re not sure how to get started with more advanced moves, or need to fine-tune certain areas, these tips and tricks can help you take your yoga practice to the next level.

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Yoga for Beginners: 35 Resources to Perfect Your Flow

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Find Your Zen

When life gets crazy, there’s nothing like a little quality time on your mat to clear your head. Try these short and sweet flows at home (perfect for yoga for beginners) or on-the-go to help you reclaim some peace of mind.

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Yoga for Beginners: 35 Resources to Perfect Your Flow

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Try Something New

Vinyasa might be the most well-known type of yoga, but there are plenty of other styles out there. When you’re ready to get beyond the basics, sweat it out in a hot yoga class, wear headphones to tune out unwanted noise or go upside down with a class designed around aerial silks. Yoga might be hundreds of years old, but that doesn’t mean you can’t teach an old practice some new tricks!

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Yoga for Beginners: 35 Resources to Perfect Your Flow

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Savor the Benefits

Making time for some asanas can pay off in more ways than one. The body of research on the benefits of yoga is growing each year, and things are looking up for those that like to down dog. We’ve got just the tips for how to make the most of your practice, starting now.

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Don't Think You Have a Yoga Body- Here's Why It Doesn't Matter

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Get Inspired

Take it from the pros — master yogis weren’t made in a day. When the going gets tough, it can be comforting to know that it wasn’t love at first downward dog for everyone. Whether you’re reading about about supermom Briohny Smyth or yogis defying size stereotypes, there’s no shortage of inspiration in the articles below.

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SmartMat Yoga

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Get the Right Gear

Usually phones have no place in your practice. After all, you’re trying to be “mindful” and stay in the moment, right? But new innovations — like a smart yoga mat and instructional apps — could help guide your yoga skills to a whole new place. And don’t forget a soft, moveable sports bra too.

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Originally published September 2015. Updated September 2016.